Jacqueline McAleese - Partner
Jacqueline McAleese attained a degree in Common and Civil Law with French (LLB joint honours) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2000. In the following year, Jacqueline completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester.
In 2001, Jacqueline commenced a training contract with a leading insurance practice (Everatt and Company – now Plexus Law) and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003.
Post qualification, Jacqueline gained experience with Everatt and Company in conducting defence litigation on behalf of major insurance companies / loss adjusters and local authorities. Jacqueline joined Carson McDowell in 2008 and heads the Healthcare Claims team (NI and ROI), specialising in defending clinical negligence claims. In addition, Jacqueline has considerable experience of representing various professional / commercial clients at inquests and in health and safety prosecution proceedings.
Jacqueline was made a partner in the firm in 2014 and is ranked in the Chambers UK guide 2021, where she is recognised for having "brilliant tactical awareness and negotiation skills". One source reports: "Her attention to detail is second to none." Another interviewee states: "She is always on the ball and proactive from a defence point of view".
The Legal 500 recognise Jacqueline as a "Next Generation Partner". A client commented: "Jacqueline McAleese is an exceptional solicitor – she is technically excellent, an adept strategic thinker, calm in a crisis and extremely knowledgeable in her field." Jacqueline is described as "approachable and a pleasure to work with," inspiring confidence in the advice and tactics recommended.